A computer with a “small” difference: get to know litl

A computer with a “small” difference: get to know litl

These days there is no talk of anything else: Chrome OS here, Chrome OS there, people are testing the novelty by virtualizing it, some loved its concept, others hated it. Everything is very beautiful, but know that, while the Mountain View giant will only materialize its operating system in the middle of next year, there is already a very similar project on the market: litl.

When viewing this webbook (great, another term for "computer") you can think that it is just one more laptop, only with the difference that its screen opens until it almost closes in reverse. But not: while the exterior of the litl is practically commonplace, in its guts are the differentials.

You can forget about a hard drive to save torrents, for example, since litl works entirely on the basis of cloud computing, leaving only the litl OS stored in its 2GB SSD. The rest of the hardware is just the minimum required for a home computer: 1.6GHz Atom processor (only for rendering websites), graphics chip with H.264 support and 720p output, camera, microphone, two speakers, 1GB of RAM , Wi-Fi 802.11b / g, headphone jack, USB 2.0 and two infrared receivers to use the remote control that comes with it (haha, new MacBook has none!).

The 12-inch screen is so bright that it can practically be used in sunlight, in addition to having an impressive 178 (!) Viewing angle. The company is so confident in the quality of its product that it offers a two-year warranty (twice the rest of the market), assuming that the litl “never breaks”. Removing practically all moving parts must have helped

We already talked about hardware (the part you kick): time to deal with the software (the part you curse). As I mentioned, the litl OS is integrated with the hardware and works entirely based on the internet: an overview of the system is very reminiscent of the Top Sites function in Safari 4, displaying up to 12 “letters”, between white ones, which represent web pages rendered by a engine from Mozilla, and black (or “channels”), the news, watch and weather widgets. These change depending on whether you use litl, whether in laptop mode or in easel mode (folded upside down).

Certainly it will be more interesting if several sites adhere to the "black cards" philosophy and create versions compatible with this system. Bearing in mind that the litl screen is not touch sensitive (in this mode you only have a remote, a kind of shiny wheel on the top right) and that a third version for websites would be asking for too much (joining the conventional and mobile) , there are serious chances that the thing does not go forward, but it was worth the intention.

A litl can be purchased for $ 700, but for $ 1,400 you can buy a pair of them plus two remotes (which would cost $ 20 each, separately). The only thing that justifies this value (apart from the screen) is the simplicity you take home: without needing an antivirus, file system or disk defragmentation, litl is the type of computer that even the most technophobic of beings can use. Oh, sure, check out one unboxing of the child:

(youtube) http://www.youtube/watch?v=kwS6Vhmpl6I (/ youtube)

If you thought “Apple” when you see this, that's fine: it looks, really.

Liked? This article Engadget brings a 16-minute video (!) in which John Chuang, CEO of the company behind the litl, explains in detail how this works webbook and how it makes the computer not stand between you and the internet.

(tip from Fbio Mayer Kafrouni, via Blog do Link)

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